the wrong end of the stick

the wrong end of the stick
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Main Entry:end
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chiefly Brit informal : an incorrect understanding of something

You've got (hold of) the wrong end of the stick. He didn't push me; I fell.

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Main Entry:stick
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Main Entry:wrong

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • get hold of the wrong end of the stick — To misunderstand • • • Main Entry: ↑end get hold of the wrong end of the stick To misunderstand something totally • • • Main Entry: ↑wrong …   Useful english dictionary

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